REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Technical Discussion > Suspension, Brakes , Wheels & Tires Tech

Suspension, Brakes , Wheels & Tires Tech THIS SPACE OPEN FOR ADVERTISEMENT. YOU SHOULD BE ADVERTISING HERE!
Suspension components, brakes, Wheels and Tires. All things related to how your car handles...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
boibuddha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Surrey
Posts: 963
Thanked 275 Times in 97 Posts
Damper/shock Suggestions

So I picked up a new set of Tanabe Springs (DF210) relatively cheap for my 1990 civic DX HB.

Spec's:
- 5.3 F, 2.7 R kg/mm -> 300 F, 150 R lbs/in (seems high in the front but w/e)
- ~15% stiffer than OEM
- 1.6 inch drop all around (i have 3 inches of 4x4 clearance as of today )

Plans for the Car:
- comfortable DD
- slim/no chance of autoX
- upgrade to ground control coil sleeves (350 F, 250 R)(lbs/in) in a year or two
- $800 suspension budget

This is what I've come up with so far:

LOW END (<$200):
EG/DC OEM shocks - since those cars are heavier, they would be valved more stiff than EF stockers, plus I think mine are on their way out from being 22 years of service
Reference picture and info:

EF Hybrid Suspension

MID RANGE (~$300):
Tokico HP (Blue), Skunk2 - I believe they should be more than adequate for a 15% bump in spring stiffness, but unsure about how well these guys would play with the Ground Control Coils

HIGH END ($500+):
KONI Yellow - Adjustable, good for up to 500 lbs spring rates, rebuildable (if the autoX bug bites)


End of the day: I want something that would be well matched and not overly damped to the point where my spine is being compressed.

Thanks, any new suggestions would be awesome as well.
Advertisement
__________________
My Feedback (9-0-0)

If cats always land on their feet, and toast always lands butter side down, what would happen if you strapped burnt toast to the back of a cat and dropped it?
boibuddha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
RS Veteran
 
bcrdukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: TOS'd
Posts: 26,402
Thanked 8,201 Times in 3,246 Posts
Do it right. Get Koni yellows.
bcrdukes is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
WHAT? NO FOOD?
 
Santofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,406
Thanked 1,133 Times in 230 Posts
You should read this one.
http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2967499
__________________
1996 VSM Civic EK Hatchback

[29-04, 00:14] El Bastardo: Santofu isn't the hero Revscene needs, but hes the hero Revscene deserves

Last edited by Santofu; 12-19-2012 at 10:57 AM.
Santofu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
not the mod you're looking for
 
FN-2199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,709
Thanked 1,512 Times in 539 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bcrdukes View Post
Do it right. Get Koni yellows.
+1!

Lifetime warranty and adjustable dampening. You'll have a blast with them for sure! Might as well get it right the first time and not cheap out.
FN-2199 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
hoppity HOP HOP
 
Spectre_Cdn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Richmond
Posts: 1,794
Thanked 1,472 Times in 453 Posts
+2 on the Koni Yellows

Especially if you're going to use GC's in the future.
Spectre_Cdn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 05:46 AM   #6
Oh goodie, 5 posts already!
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 8
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spectre_Cdn View Post
+2 on the Koni Yellows

Especially if you're going to use GC's in the future.
+3 I'm running konis and GC on my dc2. And I don't regret spending that money. You may be able to find a good deal if you look around
Posted via RS Mobile
Heru-Farukon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 10:41 AM   #7
Wunder? Wonder?? Wander???
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: vancouver
Posts: 243
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
figure out what u really wanna do with that car first. in my opinion, there is no point of spending too much $$ on just to have the car lowered with comfort. if ur planning on autoxing or tracking the car, i recommend to run autox or track and see what ur car is doing to see what kind of shocks and springs u need before buyn a set.
gc200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net